Acclaimed for her solo and chamber music performances on both violin and viola, Lenore Vardi has taught both violin and viola privately to individuals of all ages for over 25 years.
She served on the faculty of the prestigious Hoff Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale, N.Y. and is currently on the teaching faculty at Duvall Performing Arts in Duvall, WA as well as offering private instruction at her teaching studio in Bothell, WA.
Having studied with some of the most illustrious names in the music world, Lenore has synthesized her knowledge into a comprehensive and clear-cut approach to violin playing.
As a teacher, Ms. Vardi focuses on a holistic approach that deals not only with repertoire and technique, but with the physical, mental, and psychological aspects of study and performance, creating a highly beneficial experience for the student.
Using a clarity and simplicity of expression along with boundless enthusiasm and a non-judgmental approach, her problem-solving abilities go to the root of encountered difficulties, leading to permanent solutions while coaching the player in the art of practicing and self-instruction.
The composer’s historical background, harmonic structure and theory, and musical style and history are emphasized and explored in the lessons, while an environment that allows for the full artistic expression of the performer is fostered creating confidence and a sense of accomplishment
In addition to her musical talent, Ms. Vardi was a gifted dancer, and as the daughter of a professional dancer, was able to explore ballet, tap, jazz, and modern dance. Because of her dance experience, she is able to impart a unique knowledge of movement and the human body to her students.
In her approach to teaching, Ms. Vardi makes every effort to uncover, nurture, and develop a string player’s unique musical, technical, and artistic abilities providing a sound musical education that is personally geared to the individual.
“My primary goal in the lesson is the construction of a firm technical and musical foundation in an atmosphere that fosters and inspires the joy of playing, a deep love of music, and a sense of accomplishment with the final objective being the development of a poised and well-rounded musician and artist.”
"Lenore is an extraordinarily gifted artist and a wonderful human being...In my opinion, any student would be most fortunate to study with her in private lessons, classes or lecturers."
Dr. Fredrick Zlotkin Solo Cellist New York City Ballet Faculty Manhattan School of Music
"Lenore is an extraordinary musician of the highest quality and has all the attributes of a fine teacher. She is equally comfortable playing and teaching the violin and viola, is extremely competent, knowledgeable and through and has an infectious enthusiasm which inspires her students. I highly recommend her as both a performer and teacher at any level."
Mary Helton Director Hoff-Barthelson Music School Scarsdale NY.
"Lenore is one of the finest talents I have had the pleasure of working with. She is the single person with whom I have worked in recent years who possesses a comprehensive knowledge of the art of violin playing."
Emanuel Vardi World renowned Viola Virtuoso and Pedagogue